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Solar Charger

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by mgentry, May 2, 2012.

  1. mgentry

    mgentry

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    Anyone know of a solar charger that will charge batteries, laptops, and iPads? I am looking for one that works vs one that looks nice and doesn't work. Thanks!
     
  2. cyrsequipment

    cyrsequipment Angry

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    That is a great plan.:tongueout:

    How about this one?

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWRmqL_1t14"]Brunton Solaris 6 Solar backpacking charger - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Brunton-Watt-Foldable-Solar-Array/dp/B000FKL6UI"]Amazon.com: Brunton 6 Watt Foldable Solar Array: Sports & Outdoors@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VSzR8CYkL.@@AMEPARAM@@41VSzR8CYkL[/ame]
     


  3. DrSticky

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  4. quake

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    Same here, but my goal zero is even smaller iirc. Fine for what it is, but not nearly adequate for laptops & such.

    +1 on the sherpa, at least from what I've read of it. Never used one, but they get good reviews.
     
  5. wjv

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  6. humanguerrilla

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    For some reason they've discontinued the Sherpas.

    "We recently discontinued the old Sherpa models (50 & 120) and have started production on a new one that has lots of enhanced features. We expect the Sherpa 50 to be out late summer and the 120 late fall."
     
  7. racerford

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    Because they are bringing smaller and lighter models to market. I have seen some CES videos on the new Sherpa 50 and it is about half the size and weight of the previous model, which was already pretty small and light compared to it's competitors.

    I look forward to the new models and hope to get one, or maybe an old one at a steep discount:supergrin:

    I have a Guide 10 plus and it works as intended. It was a gift from my wife (did I mention I have a great wife:supergrin:). I hope to give it a bigger workout on a longer trip with a week or so of camping in Yellowstone and other places.
     
  8. maustypsu

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    That's good to know. I see procrastinating has paid off again for me!!! I've been batting these around, reading reviews and comparing endlessly. I can wait for Fall and make a no-brainer decision then.
     
  9. Bolster

    Bolster Not Ready Yet!

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    I own a Nomad 7-watt also. What will that thing do if connected to a 12V battery for several days? Would it slowly build a charge? Or just too small for a 12v? Because with an automobile or deep cycle 12volt you could power your laptop.
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2012
  10. kckndrgn

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    Looks like the old Sherpa's are still available on amazon:
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Goal0-19201-Sherpa-Adventure-Kit/dp/B004M9CYRM/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1336414258&sr=8-15"]Amazon.com: Goal0 19201 Sherpa 50 Adventure Kit: Automotive@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41LFDpIcD%2BL.@@AMEPARAM@@41LFDpIcD%2BL[/ame]

    I've read lots of good reviews about the Goal0 products and I plan on getting a few of them this year to add to the preps.